Employment by Industry

Sources: ESRI, Georgia Power Community & Economic Development

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Target Industries

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  • Advanced Manufacturing

    With convenient access to many eastern markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga through I-75, I-20 and I-59 and four-lane highways US 27, US 278 and GA 113, CSX and Norfolk Southern rail, and the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, advanced manufacturing companies have a long history of success in Polk County and Northwest Georgia.

    Georgia Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Report

  • Automotive

    Polk County is perfectly situated in the ABC (Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga) triangle and in the heart of Northwest Georgia’s Automotive Alley. With easy access to 28 car, light & heavy vehicle OEMs such as Honda, BMW, Mercedes, and VW within a 500-mile radius, your business will find success and support in Polk County. Existing Industry Presence: Jefferson Southern Corporation.

    Georgia Power’s Automotive Industry Report

  • Aerospace Products & Parts

    Polk County is less than 8 miles from the new Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport and is included within one of America’s largest aerospace clusters. Within 60 miles of Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, approximately 13,100 workers already are employed in the aerospace industry.
    Existing Industry Presence: Meggitt Polymers & Composites.

    Georgia Power’s Aerospace Industry Report

  • Metal Fabrication

    This is a top growth sector for Northwest Georgia with a presence in Polk County, and the industry has become a focus of training at Polk County College & Career Academy. By working with local industry to train effective and efficient welders coming out of high school, the pipeline for metal fabrication employees continues to flow in Polk County.
    Existing Industry Presence: Advance Storage Products, The HON Company and Miura Boiler.

    Georgia Power’s Metal Fabrication Industry Report

  • Contact Centers/Back Office

    Centers such as these that do not need to be tied to a specific location can benefit from Polk County’s assets that include low cost, available labor, proximity to Atlanta, bilingual workforce and fiber optics networks will be successful in this community.
    Existing Industry Presence: AT&T Telecommunications – Mobility Services

    Georgia Power’s Contact Center Report

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